Digitizing sponsorChevrolet Division, General Motors Corporation
"THIS PICTURE MAKES VIVID THE LIVES OF THE MEN & WOMEN WHO BUILD THE MODERN AUTOMOBILE. IT SHOWS THEM IN THE MORNING ON THEIR WAY TO WORK, AT WORK IN THE PLANTS & OFFICES, IN THE MARKET PLACES SHOPPING, & AT HOME IN THE PLEASANT EVENING HOURS."
April 9, 2018 Subject:
How much for that accordion in the window?
A movie which promises stgrongly then becomes a shill for the American Consumer, 'From Dawn To Sunset starts off Baraka Style, more accurately, Koyannaquatsi style, with americans waking up, going to work at their gm plants, getting ready etc. So far so good, while I was watching it, I was actually please this wasnt a repeat of 'Master Hands' where it was celebrating a birth of a car. This looked to me more about the people (again Koyanaquaatsi), but then this film COMPLETELY falls apart in the second half, where the film just gets obsessed with the fact that these men have all this money to spend! And it goes from city to city, as we watch men pick up their pay stub, and then going to spend it on stuff they can buy at their city. We repeat this cycle at least 10 times, and it began to get NNOYING after the first 5. It then finishes by going back to 'the man' at the end of his day, whether he plays at home, or goes out, and then finally back to bed. Somewhat dissapointing, this film could have been so much more.